Saturday Night Live, you either love it or hate it (depending on the season) but one thing’s for sure, the host and musical guest portrait are always fun to see. These bumper photos, as they’re called, have always been something I look forward to seeing each episode. Photographer Mary Ellen Matthews has been the SNL photographer since 1999 and it seems like she has a pretty sweet gig. Some pretty badass work considering the constant tight deadline and the fact that she sometimes only has 20mins to shoot these things.
So, here is my ode to Saturday Night Live and Mary Ellen Matthews and the sweet photos that force you to sit through commercials. This is the first of the series and I’ll post more as I complete them. This is what I spend my Saturday nights working on now haha. My favourite seasons have to be between those with Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri, Molly Shannon and the seasons with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph.
“Bobby B made me do it! Alright!”